Dec 26, 2019

Merry Text Mas from Text4Help - Share the Love via TEXT 365 Days A Week!

Happy Text Mas From Text4Help




Tis the season to take a moment to appreciate the people in your life that love you back.  Its simple we take time to do everything that serves our personal nature.  Why not take a moment to see how your neighbor is feeling?  Or why not take a moment to call or in our case TEXT someone a message of love and support.  


At Text4Help we care about you, but more importantly we care about your community as a whole.  We may not be able to help everyone but we know we can help every community by advocating and the sharing of positive messages and images.  We will also do our best to send out examples so that it can be shared and duplicated.

Let us all partake in TEXT MAS on the next following 364 Days.  What does that mean?  Well take a second pull out your device of choice.  Most likely a cell phone.  Now text your Mom, Dad, Uncle, Aunt, or Stranger you met just now lol.  Tell them how important they are to you and how much you love them.  It is a simple gesture we can add to our daily digital deluge of that may deprive us of the physical contact we so desparately need.  Yes remember to take time to give out HUGS as well as TEXTS.

It is days like this we can reflect on the teaching and guidance from our leader Text4Help President Vanessa Williams Drew.  She is known for making the statement "Kill em with kindness."  We should all take a a lesson from our mothers and learn how to share the joy we seek with others so we may see it return.


Godspeed.

In God we Trust.


"TEXT4HELP ADVOCATES Be of Good Courage.  Help your community thrive." "Together we will win!"


Sam Williams II
Servant Leader




Spotlight on Leadership




FUN FACTS ABOUT VANESSA:
Vanessa Williams Drew is also the mother to Sam Williams II Founder of Text4Help. 😄
Vanessa worked as a COTAR for FEMA during Hurricane Katrina. 💓
Vanessa is the main financier of Text4Help and other community impacting projects.👏
Vanessa is married to First Sergeant Ervin Drew the Vice President of Text4Help. 👮













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Text4Help is Fiscally Sponsored by CircleofAngels.org and Funded by Rural.Maryland.gov

         



Oct 16, 2019

Text4Help - To Young to Die. We will not forget Allison Wendel. 10 years old. A Beautiful Child.



To Young to Die.  We will not forget Allison Wendel. 10 years old. A Beautiful Child.










Text4Help Advocates take a moment to send our heartfelt condolences to the family of Allison Wendel.  We stand against bullying and suicide in our community nationwide.  We hope the family and community finds peace and love to come together in this difficult time.  -Text4help.org














REST IN PEACE: Allison Wendel, a 10-year-old fifth grader, was found dead by her younger sister on Sunday afternoon after apparently taking her own life, prompting a police investigation of possible bullying, authorities said.


Santa Ana police launched an investigation after a 10-year-old girl was found dead on Sunday after apparently taking her own life.
The girl, who was identified by family as Allison Wendel, was found in her home Sunday afternoon by her 9-year-old sister, according to reports.
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Remember there are resources available. Do not give up!









May 6, 2019

Text4Help - Dead Babies....Father Burns Child....What is Going on? Uncle Sam Asks WHY?

WHY?
A Message from Uncle SAM



It is so hard to write at this moment.  How can this be?  Yes the title is real?  This is the system of things at hand.  What is happening to our families?  Can we find a way to help each other?  I believe we can.  When I look at all the pain we are seeing today in American and abroad it brings to my mind what our God has always promised.   Pain before pleasure we see. Its a must that we stand together for survival.  Yes?  What? Why do I sense hesitation in our part?  Are we afraid to truly love the unlovable?  I am not. You should not. I speak for the many that know inside that the right thing to do is to love unconditionally.  No matter what they look like or smell like. LOL  Yes at times we all can get a little funky.  Even the best of us.  


I know you are thinking what is Uncle Sam up to in this message?  Well I am just asking you to take a different perspective on you life view.  See people for the loveable beings they are.  Well if you think about it you were someone's child too at one point.  Just like the person you are sitting next to or looking at.  They had a mother and father and we have that much in common.  Like babies we should learn to see the simple things we all have in common.   




A baby will see another one and simply say "Baby".  That one word says a whole paragraph.  I have witnessed it first hand.  "Baby" meant "Hi" "I like you" and "I am just like you."  all at the same time. It was very cool to see how life had synergy between two children who saw no differences in each other.

I pray we all can get to a point where we can see through the "eyes we have forgotten".  As a child we saw but made no judgement.  We simply would say to ourselves is this person good or bad for us? And we knew.  So read people for who they are and learn to navigate.  I hope we can see how our children are the most valuable assets we have.  

Poor children.


I did not mention the horrible acts in the title in the body of this article on purpose.  Hopefully we can use this as a opportunity to grow.  Instead of focusing on the pain. I felt we had enough pain in the story.  So lets smile to honor the loss of life.  Its so sad yes.  However let us smile knowing their lives have not gone in vain.  This stain will mark us forever.  We can all do better.  SAVE a Child.  Do the work.  WE need you. Now get to work.  You never know who is watching.



Didn't you know Hero's are everyday people like YOU!



Uncle SAM




Feb 18, 2019

Text4Help Press Release - SOOAR Presents 13 Reasons WHY NOT!




PRESS RELEASE!!!!!!!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 2-10-2019
SOOAR develops Thirteen (13) Reasons Why Not Suicide Youth Suicide
Prevention Training
(Belleville, Michigan): Thirteen Reasons Why is a young adult novel written in
2007 by Jay Asher. It is the story of a young high school student as she descends into
despair brought on by betrayal and bullying, culminating with her suicide. The main
character, Hannah, details the thirteen reasons why she committed suicide in an
audio diary which is mailed to a friend two weeks after her death. Strategies to
Overcome Obstacles and Avoid Recidivism (SOOAR) developed the 13 Reasons
Why Not program as a part of its efforts to change the conversation around the
Netflix series (13 Reasons Why) and suicide as well as call to action for suicide
prevention by promoting hope, life, cultural resiliency, and community
transformation. The training program was created by Valerie Kelley-Bonner and
Trische Duckworth to address the priority areas that pertain to suicide prevention
and generate knowledge to support community wide suicide prevention efforts.
Based on the 2017 Youth Risk Behaviors Survey, 7.4 percent of youth in grades 9-12
reported that they had made at least one suicide attempt in the past 12 months.
Female students attempted almost twice as often as male students (9.3% vs. 5.1%).
Black students reported the highest rate of attempt (9.8%) with white students at
6.1 percent. Approximately 2.4 percent of all students reported making a suicide
attempt that required treatment by a doctor or nurse. For those requiring
treatment, rates were highest for Black students (3.4%).
Suicide affects not just the people who lose their lives but also those who are left to
survive: parents, siblings, friends, families, and communities. Stigma regarding
mental health and suicide is also a pressing issue in communities. National efforts to
increase public awareness about how suicide affects youth are therefore greatly
needed.

The 13 Reasons Why Not program provides the opportunity to increase awareness,
equip school districts and communities with tools for engagement, focus on our
youth, and spotlight current efforts towards suicide prevention.

Contact: Valerie Kelley-Bonner, MBA, CPC-R
Trische’ Duckworth, LLMSW
122 South Street
Belleville, MI 48111
734-697-9511
info@sooar-nonprofit.org



SOOAR is Officially Advocated By: Text4Help Advocacy Alliance
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Dec 9, 2018

Text4Help - The Ashanti Alert Act has passed the U.S. Senate, Virginia Senator Mark Warner announced on Twitter Thursday.


The Ashanti Alert Act has passed the U.S. Senate





The bill needs to return to the U.S. House of Representatives before the legislation heads to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law.

Kimberly Wimbish, a spokesperson for Ashanti Billie’s family, announced in early November that U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) would officially introduce the act to the Senate.

In September, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to make the Ashanti Alert a federal law. The vote marked one year since then-U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor (R-Virginia Beach) got involved in the Ashanti Billie case and announced his plans to push for a vote to take the alert national.


The Ashanti Alert was signed into Virginia law in June in honor of Ashanti Billie, a 19-year-old who was abducted from her job at JEB Little Creek in 2017.

At the time, Billie was too old to be considered for an AMBER Alert, which is designed for abducted children, and too young for a Silver Alert, which is for senior adults.

Billie was found dead near a church in Charlotte, North Carolina, around two weeks after her disappearance.

After the House’s vote in September, Ashanti’s family says the Ashanti Alert will not only be a way to remember their daughter, but also a way to keep her greatest passion in life alive: helping others.

“It will be like a hug from her. Every alert will be a hug: ‘Hey Mom, I’m here. I’m helping people, Daddy, I’m here; I’m helping someone else.’ It was her passion,” said Brandy Billie, Ashanti’s mother.

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Dec 3, 2018

Text4Help - Omar Sutton & ADVANCED CONSULTING INC. MAKING HISTORY TO PUT FIRST MINORITY OWNED HOTEL ON THE ATLANTIC CITY BOARDWALK

Sam Williams II Text4Help Founder and Omar Sutton


It a pleasure to report the following information on Omar Sutton.  A Legacy Continues.  We first had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Sutton during an important Tech initiative on Capitol Hill 2015.

READ ON......


Charles Omar Sutton of The Famed Sutton Family Looks to Continue The Legacy of Percy Sutton

Atlantic City, New Jersey – Nov. 20, 2018 – Advanced Consulting, Inc. is looking to put a Hotel / Resort on its well-known Boardwalk, becoming the first African-American owned hotel.
Advanced Consulting spokesperson Charles Omar Sutton of the famed Sutton family sees an opportunity to make history and progress in Atlantic City. The firm will look to establish the greatest atmosphere in America with a focus on a Hotel / Resort that offers unique restaurants & entertainment experiences that won’t be like anything currently offered on the Boardwalk. The hotel will be a non-gambling resort with an international appeal not seen in some time in Atlantic City.
Sutton said It’s a great investment in Atlantic City and it’s the type of investments my family has made throughout America. “It marks a new frontier for the area.”
Using our collective resources and giving it some business focus will ensure that Atlantic City becomes a part of the international marketplace. Sutton said a brighter future could happen if the minority market of Atlantic City attains the multiple elements of business & social development it needs to restore its foundation.
Through its continued initiative, the company came up with the 1870 brand – the year the Boardwalk was founded. Advanced Consulting Inc. has launched www.hotels1870.com, which is growing each day with highlights on Atlantic City. The 1870 brand will help companies of all sectors in the area become known throughout the world.
(Charles Omar Sutton) the Sutton family is well-known for their purchases and restoration projects including the purchase of the Apollo Theatre, which helped to renovate the Harlem community, and the creation of WBLS & WLIB radio stations to form Inner City Broadcasting, which owned more than 25 radio stations around the nation. The Late Honorable Percy Sutton Was Regarded by President Barack Obama As A True American Icon. A legacy of building the greatest potential in all people has arrived in Atlantic City. (The Legacy of Percy Sutton Continues).
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Nov 14, 2018

Text4Help ADVOCATES FOR ASHANTI! - Connecticut senator to introduce Ashanti Alert Act to U.S. Senate


NORFOLK, Va. – The Ashanti Alert is on its way to the U.S. Senate.
Kimberly Wimbish, a spokesperson for Ashanti Billie’s family, announced that U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) will officially introduce the Ashanti Alert Act to the Senate.


This is the last step before the legislation heads to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law.
In September, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to make the Ashanti Alert a federal law. The vote marked one year since then-U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor (R-Virginia Beach) got involved in the Ashanti Billie case and announced his plans to push for a vote to take the alert national.

The Ashanti Alert was signed into Virginia law in June in honor of Ashanti Billie, a 19-year-old who was abducted from her job at JEB Little Creek in 2017.

At the time, Billie was too old to be considered for an AMBER Alert, which is designed for abducted children, and too young for a Silver Alert, which is for senior adults.

Billie was found dead near a church in Charlotte, North Carolina, around two weeks after her disappearance.

After the House’s vote in September, Ashanti’s family says the Ashanti Alert will not only be a way to remember their daughter, but also a way to keep her greatest passion in life alive: helping others.

“It will be like a hug from her. Every alert will be a hug: ‘Hey Mom, I’m here. I’m helping people, Daddy, I’m here; I’m helping someone else.’ It was her passion,” said Brandy Billie, Ashanti’s mother.
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